Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein
Controversy over ancient Spanish land grants takes center stage in this exciting George O'Brien Western from RKO. Presented with an obviously phony survey, Don Aliso del Campo (Lucio Villegas) resists rancher John Courtney's (LeRoy Mason) demands that he vacate the ancestral range. Knocked unconscious in the ensuing struggle, Aliso recovers to learn that he has become the prime suspect in Courtney's murder. Smelling a rat, trouble shooter Wade Benton (O'Brien) cons dim-witted henchman Rance Potter (Glenn Strange) into revealing that Dan Wallace (William Royle), the Courtney foreman, killed his employer in order to marry the dead man's sister (Mary Field) and take over the property. With Don Aliso in hiding, Benton goes in search of evidence that will convict Wallace and his gang of thugs for the murder of Courtney. The Fighting Gringo was filmed at Chatsworth, CA.
bad-guy, border [geographic], conflict, cowboy, daughter, false-accusation, good-guy, group, head [body part], investigation, killing, Mexico, murder, name-clearing, outlaw [Western], problems, ranch, romance, taming, thug, winner